As a pediatric clinical dietitian at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, my responsibilities included medical nutrition therapy for children in the areas of endocrinology and critical care. After becoming Manager of Clinical Nutrition and the Intestinal Care & Rehabilitation Center (ICARE) at Children’s Hospital, my responsibilities included management of dietitians, nurses and other health professionals and coordination of patient care with multiple medical and surgical services. As an epidemiologist, I designed and maintained the ICARE patient registry from the time of the center’s inception in 1996 as a means of evaluating medical and nutrition outcomes in children with intestinal failure. I have also served as the North America Nutrition Coordinator for the Trial to Reduce Insulin Dependent Diabetes Mellitus in the Genetically at Risk (TRIGR) study. During the intervention phase of the study (2001-2007), my responsibilities included training and assisting research dietitians with implementing the nutrition protocol, monitoring nutrition data entry, developing educational materials to assist participants with adhering to the nutrition protocol, and preparation of dietary compliance reports. In my continued collaboration with TRIGR, I have been overseeing an ancillary nutrition study in North America as well as leading multiple writing groups related to nutrition and/or growth. I became the TRIGR USA Coordinator in August 2013 and now oversee all study operations in the United States. In 2009 I made a significant career change to become an Assistant Professor and the Graduate Program Director in the Department of Nutrition at Georgia State University. I also served as Department Chair from 2011-2013 and became a tenured Associate Professor in 2015.
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